Upcoming exhibition: Pernilla Svenre 16/3-3/4 2019

By on January 9, 2019

Pernilla Svenre
“Fear – Love”, knit

Fear – Love

One autumn I was terrified of things that were beyond my control. So one Saturday I attended a lecture / meditation on compassion. Sat on a regular chair and meditated, after a while I felt how my fear began to be relaxed by the dormant love of feeling I experienced. My exhibition is about the emotional range Fear – Love.

Everyday life I design and sell knitted clothes in and to fashion and artisan shops and have done so for 20 years. I also have my own shop at Söder where I meet customers with their different needs.

I have longed to give the shirts on the shelf life.

So in addition to going into myself and feeling at the various stages of fear, I have in recent years experimented with various sculptural adhesive techniques and to machine sweaters with copper wire to make them rigid and malleable.

In a saucepan on the stove in my kitchen I have colored all the shirts. Being able to lower a sweater at a time into the dye bath at the same time as the thoughts are in the fear – the feeling of love, made it possible to create an emotional impression on each shirt.

Love is much more difficult to describe. At the time of writing, it is 3 months left for vernissage. Right now, love is a little sweater solidified in gold, but we’ll see …

Pernilla Svenre is active in Stockholm. She has an MFA in textile from Konstfack 1991 and has had several exhibitions and fashion shows since then.

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